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Composition for EFOXIM

Cefixime(50 mg)

food interaction for EFOXIM

alcohol interaction for EFOXIM

pregnancy interaction for EFOXIM

lactation interaction for EFOXIM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Efoxim 50mg tablet at a fixed time.
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UNSAFE
Efoxim 50mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Efoxim 50mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for EFOXIM

Cefixime(50 mg)

Uses

Efoxim 50mg tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and typhoid fever.

How it works

Efoxim 50mg tablet is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects

Allergic skin rash, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Difficulty in swalloing, Headache, Itching, Stomach upset, Vaginal infection, Vomiting, Wheezing

SUBSTITUTES for EFOXIM

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  • TAXIM O DT 50 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 8.70/tablet
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    Rs. 87
    pay 190% more per tablet
  • MAHACEF 50 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Mankind Pharma Ltd
    Rs. 3.63/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 36.30
    pay 21% more per tablet
  • TOPCEF DT 50MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 3.05/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 30.46
    pay 2% more per tablet
  • ZIMNIC 50 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Abbott India Ltd
    Rs. 3.50/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 35
    pay 17% more per tablet
  • GRAMOCEF O 50MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Micro Labs Ltd
    Rs. 5/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 50
    pay 67% more per tablet

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    MBBS, MD
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Expert advice for EFOXIM

  • Take caution when taking the medicine if you have liver or kidney disease or history of anemia.
  • Take the tablets whole with a glass of water with or without food or milk. Do not crush or chew the tablets.
  • The medicine works best if taken with meal or within 30 minutes of a meal.
  • Talk to your doctor if you have kidney problems, inflammation of colon (colitis) or if you are taking medicines to thin the blood (e.g. warfarin).
  • Do not take cefixime if you are allergic to it or to any type of cephalosporin or penicillin drugs.
  • Do not take cefexime if you have allergic reaction (rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of lips, face, tongue and throat).
  • Do not give cefixime to a child less than 6 months of age.

Frequently asked questions for EFOXIM

Cefixime

Q.What is cefexime and what is it used for?
Cefexime (also available as Topcef/ Taxem/ Mahacef/ Zifi/ Suprax) is a cephalosporin antibiotic used for a variety of infections of the throat, chest and urinary tract and infections like typhoid or gonorrhea

Q.Is cefixime same as penicillin?
It is not penicillin

Q.Does it contain sulfur?
It does not contain sulfur

Q.Does cefexime affect birth control?
There is no evidence of cefexime affecting contraception. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a secondary birth control measure while taking levofloxacin.

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Content on this page was last updated on 01 June, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)